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Fri Jul 25, 2014, 03:51 PM Jul 2014

What action should this hospital take? [View all]

A psychiatric outpatient opened fire Thursday inside a psychiatrist's office at a hospital near Philadelphia, killing his caseworker and slightly wounding the doctor, who shot the gunman with his personal firearm, authorities said.
A sign tells visitors to the wellness center to check weapons at the front, a medical technician toldThe Philadelphia Inquirer.
Hospital policy allows only on-duty law enforcement officers to carry weapons on campus, a Mercy Health System spokeswoman told the Associated Press.

To be clear- consider this event in isolation. The doctor stopped a shooting but was in violation of policy.

I am not claiming this incident proves nor disproves any pro/anti firearm policy.
8 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Fire the doctor and recommend he loose his license
0 (0%)
Fire him
0 (0%)
Suspend him and any further violation will result in firing
0 (0%)
Written reprimand with same warning
2 (25%)
Verbal warning only
0 (0%)
Do nothing
5 (63%)
Commend doctor and reprimand
1 (13%)
Commend him only
0 (0%)
Commend him and remove no firearm policy
0 (0%)
Other action
0 (0%)
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lose...not loose. nt Rex Jul 2014 #1
Depends. What does their policy say? Xithras Jul 2014 #2
^^^ This. Iggo Jul 2014 #7
Shoot the doctor LiberalEsto Jul 2014 #3
Doesn't he get credit sarisataka Jul 2014 #11
Company policy not withstanding, procon Jul 2014 #4
Everyone involved has been through enough already. conservaphobe Jul 2014 #5
My thoughts exactly Aerows Jul 2014 #6
+100 smirkymonkey Jul 2014 #8
doctor saved lives Niceguy1 Jul 2014 #9
How many countless occasions did he put his patients and staff at risk before this event? Gravitycollapse Jul 2014 #10
0 times Reter Jul 2014 #15
The doctor undoubtedly violated hospital policy... NaturalHigh Jul 2014 #12
What does their policy state about how they enforce their policy? JVS Jul 2014 #13
The sign didn't stop the psychiatric outpatient Reter Jul 2014 #14
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